Five-Year B.S./M.S. in Business
Through a carefully designed course of study, earn your BS in Business Administration or Management and your MBA in just five years. In your undergraduate program, you can concentrate in General Business, Accounting, Finance, Business Management, International Business Management, Marketing Management, or Sport Management. You can begin your graduate studies in your senior year and earn six graduate credits at no additional cost. In your fifth year, you can complete all requirements for the MBA.
This program option is designed for Albertus Magnus College undergraduate Day students who have demonstrated an ability to excel and a desire to obtain an Albertus MBA degree in a minimal amount of time. A minimum of 156 total credits are required to receive both BS and MBA degrees. Of these, 120 are in the undergraduate program and 36 in the MBA program. This will include a major in Business Administration or Business Management in any of the concentrations currently being offered. During their senior year, students take two graduate courses in addition to their regular undergraduate schedule.
Students with 30 credits remaining as they enter their senior year take a total of 18 credits each semester (15 undergraduate and 3 graduate credits). There is no extra cost for these credits during their undergraduate study if they have been accepted into the five year program prior to their senior year. A preferred approach is that students accelerate their undergraduate studies prior to their senior year and enter their senior year with 24 credits remaining in the BS program. This approach would allow seniors to complete 12 undergraduate credits and 3 graduate credits, 15 total credits, in each semester of their final year.
Students can expect a similar experience to that which they have encountered in their undergraduate program at Albertus. Classes are small and provide ample opportunity for interaction between students and faculty. Each student is assigned a faculty advisor who is a full time member of the Albertus faculty.
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Following the format of our accelerated undergraduate degree program, the MBA is offered in the evening with a unique flexible schedule. Classes are offered every eight weeks, and students have the ability to be part-time (one class per eight week session) or full-time (two classes per eight week session). Financial aid is available, and prospective students can apply to begin during any of our five starting points (August, October, January, March, and May) throughout the year. Even more, students with an undergraduate major in business may have the ability to waive up to 12 credits! Our MBA is committed to helping adults achieve their degree at a quick pace while receiving excellent academic quality and personalized attention.
A completed Application Form
A non-refundable $50.00 Application Fee (made out to Albertus Magnus College)
Official transcripts from any other institutions of higher learning previously attended, whether a degree was completed or not.
Two letters of recommendation from former professors or professional associates.
A written essay of 500 – 600 words, double spaced, detailing the applicant’s professional interests, reasons for applying to the program, and educational expectation (for placement purposes)
Immunization form if born after December 31, 1956 and not previously submitted.
The student undergraduate record must qualify for waivers in four graduate level courses. Course waivers are determined by the MBA Program Director.
Upon admission to the MBA program, students must meet the graduate requirements for good standing as listed on page 41 of the graduate catalogue: “Students who maintain at least a 3.0 average and students who receive fewer than three course grades of C are considered in good standing”.
At the time of acceptance, students will be assigned a MBA faculty advisor in addition to their undergraduate faculty advisor.
Students must meet all graduation requirements for both the BS and MBA Degrees as listed in the appropriate catalogues. Upon successful completion of all requirements, they will receive their MBA degree at commencement ceremonies the following May.